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Rescue Shaft Reaches Chile Miners

Chile Miners Rescued

Chile miners escape through rescue shaft drilled by engineers.

An escape shaft drilled by engineers has reached 33 miners who have been trapped underground in northern Chile for more than two months. The final breakthrough came on Saturday, and officials said the first workers could be pulled up to the surface of the mine, near the town of Copiapo, within a few days.

“We heard sirens from the location of the drill [and] that means the shaft has made contact,” Al Jazeera’s Monica Villamizar said, reporting from Copiapo.

Once the shaft is deemed secure, miners will be brought to the surface in a steel capsule.

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